Richest CelebritiesSingers
Net Worth:
$2 Million
Jul 30, 1936 (87 years old)
Singer, Guitarist, Musician, Songwriter, Actor
United States of America
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Buddy Guy is an American blues musician who has a net worth of $2 million dollars. Born in Lettsworth, Louisiana On July 30, 1936, Buddy Guy became active in the music industry in 1953 with expertise in guitar and vocals. He is a major facet to Chicago blues and electric blues and has been affiliated with record labels such as RCA, Cobra, Chess, Delmark, Silvertone, MCA, Atlantic, MPS, Charly, Zomba Music Group, Jive, Vanguard, Rhino Records, Purple Pyramid, Flyright, AIM Recording Co., Alligator Records, and Blues Hall Records. He was also known for his long-term collaboration with harmonica player, Junior Wells. According to Rolling Stone, Buddy Guy was ranked at number 30 on their list of the one hundred greatest guitarist of all time. He originally created a two-string diddley bow on which he began learning guitar and was later given a Harmony acoustic guitar. The Harmony guitar can now be seen in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Guy began performing music in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and eventually relocated to Chicago, Illinois where he discovered Muddy Waters and was greatly influenced.

He eventually signed a record deal with Cobra Records and found himself performing and recording with Junior Wells and Delmark Records by 1965. He currently owns a blues club in Chicago known as Buddy Guy's Legends where he can be seen performing annually in January. His southern flare is often labeled as Chicago blues, though the style contains so much more than both cities combined. Guy has become inspiration to several guitar legends to follow including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, and many more. He has six Grammy Awards under his belt and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2003. He was inducted to the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 2008 and awarded the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. He was most recently inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum on January 28, 2014.

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